Bridgetown Brew Systems made us a custom 7 bbl brewhouse that came quicker than any of the competition could provide, and at a cost that was more than fair. It’s continuously produced fantastic beer for us and Loren’s customer service, follow-up, and attention to detail couldn’t be more appreciated. The engineering and quality of their craftsmanship is excellent. I couldn’t recommend these guys enough!
We have been using Bridetown equipment for about one year now and could not be happier. When shopping for distillery equipment, you typically have to balance price, quality, or lead time. With Loren at Bridgetown, you don't need to settle for less. Our equipment was delivered in under three months. The prices are significantly less than German stills. Bridgetown has American welders with 20+ years of experience. You can rest assured that the quality of the welds will always outshine the questionable welds of Chinese made stills. This equipment is built to last, and it looks beautiful too.
With a fairly large tap room and restaurant space, we knew we wanted a smaller brewhouse to complement our large system for experimentation and test brews. We examined nearly a dozen manufacturers and settled on Bridgetown Brew Systems for several reasons. First and foremost, their level of service is just superb. Loren in specific is always quick to respond to questions during the vetting process as well as service related matters post installation. They offer a complete steam system at the size (3.5 bbl) we were looking for at a reasonable price. We wanted to go with steam for purpose of consistency when scaling beers up to our 15 bbl brewhouse. We have used our system for over a year now, putting out over 30 different beers. The system is easy to work with and pretty straight forward. The PID control system gives you excellent control over temperature, which has come in handy when brewing kettle sours. We're able to maintain temperature down to a degree as needed. The hopback/grant tank works great at clarifying wort and using for whole cone hop additions. Having a second HLT tank has been great too! We use it frequently for pasteurizing lines and our keg manifold as well as a vessel for CIP. I loved working with Loren and the rest of the Bridgetown staff and would highly recommend them. They also build the system in the USA, which is always a plus for me!
We at Stone Church Brewing had seen a Bridgetown brew system at another local brewery and were impressed with the quality and the simplicity. After speaking with the guys of Bridgetown we quickly understood their passion to make quality systems and their dedication to customer service. We didn’t hesitate on pulling the trigger on this purchase. Since taking delivery of this system one and a half years ago we have brewed close to 150 batches of beer. This system makes wort consistently from batch to batch. This is very important for our core beers. In buying a Bridgetown system we paid a little more than we would have for a Chinese system. The quality and ability to customize was worth every penny. This is an American made system with American made components. This was important to us. Stone Church Brewing is 100% satisfied with every aspect of the Bridgetown brew system
What stands out to me in my Bridgetown brew system is the quality, design, and value. The 7 bbl brewhouse I purchased from Loren and his crew is beautifully welded and built to last. The design features I'm impressed with include an oversized kettle drain and multiple mash tun drains. I hear lots of manufacturers state they are brewers but I see it in lorens design. It's a well thought out brewhouse. I consider value to be the intersection of cost and quality. I received multiple bids when I was searching for a brewhouse. Loren's work immediately stood out from the rest. In addition, Loren was readily available to answer any questions I had during the manufacture and continues to assist me when issues arise. Without hesitation I would recommend Bridgetown Brew Systems to build your brewhouse.
Our system is currently being manufactured for us. Loren has been exceptionally great to work with. Answers all of our questions. Asks us questions to help with customizing the system. These guys clearly want their customers to be happy and will go the extra mile to build the system they way you need it. We checked one out in person before purchase and these are solid, American made units with excellent welds and design.
Dear Loren and Marc I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for putting together a great system for us. I know that it has been a while since we picked up our system, but installation went without a hitch. We have now been open 3 months and have 19 batches through the brewhouse. We have not had any issues or problems with the system, in fact it has performed flawlessly. The brewhouse cleans up very easily with a spray ball and proper CIP process. We are very pleased with all aspects of our transactions with Bridgetown Brew Systems, from our initial contact, when you took time to meet with us on a Saturday morning of a 4 day weekend. Adapting through the changes we made to the system while we were at CBC last year. Making yourselves available to our third party inspector. Having the system ready for our inspection and helping with loading to ensure we could get it home safely. The quality of the system overall is exceptional. The attention to detail and quality of fit is unlike any of your competitors that we compared you to. This is coming from someone who has spent the prior 30 years in the precision sheet metal industry as an engineer. Your customer service is what every company should strive to exhibit. We would like to express our availability to discuss the quality, craftsmanship and overall satisfaction to any of your potential customers. We will definitely be contacting you in the future with our expansion plans. We look forward to seeing you at CBC this year. Sincerely, Jim Beyers
We have nothing but good things to say about Bridgetown. When we were in the process of shopping around, we spoke with many manufacturers (some including Portland Kettle Works, Premier Stainless, Marks Metalworks, Ager, JVNW, NSI, O'Neills). We ended up choosing Bridgetown over the competition for a variety of reasons, including: quality of the equipment (e.g. the welds, design, and metalwork are outstanding), it's American made, the price, and the responsiveness of Loren and the Bridgetown team. The experience as a whole was great, Bridgetown built exactly what we wanted, and they even beat their time estimate in having our system completed, so that was a pretty awesome bonus. Furthermore, I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to call up a manufacturer and talk to the guy who built the system (ours is a 10-BBL steam powered 3-vessel brewhouse). Any time I had any questions, or if I wanted to talk about additional equipment, I know I can all up and get answers quickly. It's incredibly nice to have a manufacturer who stands by their systems in such a way. Other manufactures can take notes from Bridgetown on great communication and customer support. We are extremely happy that we chose Bridgetown, we see our setup lasting us a long time, and we are excited to do business with them in the future. Cheers! Adam Cieslak brewer | co-founder Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Logan Square, Chicago
We couldn't be happier with the one-on-one customer service and attention we received from Bridgetown Brew Systems. Loren was exceedingly patient with all of our questions and very helpful in working with us to put together a system that would meet our needs without exceeding our small-scale, start-up budget. We looked at several equipment manufacturers in the Portland area and picked Bridgetown based on the quality of workmanship displayed and overall value they presented and they haven't disappointed. Our system was delivered on time, carefully shipped to ensure it remained in great condition, without a single valve, clamp, or widget missing - a truly professional experience from a team we can tell cares about the quality of their product and stands behind the "Bridgetown" nameplate placed on each vessel. We can't wait to get it installed and start brewing great beers! ~ Kevin and Shae Inglin Founders, Ferment.Drink.Repeat Brewery (in planning), San Francisco
From start to finish, Loren and Mark at Bridgetown did an exceptional job -- not only fabricating our beautiful new brewhouse, but walking us through step-by-step with all our questions, paperwork, shipping, etc. They really took good care of us. I highly recommend them and hopefully will have a chance to work with them again in the future. Thank you so much. John Fosberg Owner Gig Harbor Brewing Co. LLC
Loren from Bridgetown made a great first impression on us by graciously answering our under-educated questions about commercial brewing systems and emailed us a quote the same day. After several months of exploring dozens of other options we had narrowed our choice down to 4 or 5 possibilities, with 4 of them located in and around Portland. The principle members of the Build Team at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery decided to take a road trip from Seattle to visit several Portland manufacturers. While we were attracted by the low prices of imported brew systems, we had our concerns about quality and longevity and who would service them. And, while impressed with the high quality of another leading brew system manufacturer, we could not fit into their schedule, nor could we afford their systems. When we arrived at Bridgetown we discussed our plans and requirements. We pored over a 10BBL system ready for shipment to another brewery, inspecting every detail. Bridgetown displayed impeccable craftsmanship, attention to detail and competitive pricing. We loved the fact that they were completely US designed and fabricated. Once we returned home we called references we had found, and some that Bridgetown had provided. We were blown away with their ringing endorsements! We signed a contract with Bridgetown for a 7BBL brew system and immediately Loren, Marc and his crew worked to designed a system that met our specializations and was customized for our very space. Their team is delivering the system early, within our budget and the quality is top tier. What more could one ask for in a brew system manufacturer? We look forward to thousands of barrels of production from this system and we know we can count on the support and quality of Bridgetown for years to come. Dan Schmidt & Dave Wiegand Build Team at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery www.flyingbike.coop
We purchased a 5 barrel fermenter from Bridgetown Brew Systems last winter. It was delivered on time at the agreed upon price and in great shape. Loren and his team did a great job on it. We are very pleased with the quality of the work and components. I would not hesitate to call on them again for further needs. Cheers! Doug Hodges Portland Brewing Co., Pyramid Breweries Brewery Manager
Bridgetown was very helpful in working with us to get the equipment we needed and always attentive to our requirements. The ordering and design process was hassle free, the equipment that we received was extremely well produced, and the shipping was easy. We will definitely work with them again. Eric Heuser Niagara Distilling Company LLC
Bridgetown Brew Systems manufactured a 5 barrel, 3 vessel Brewhouse, some Fermenters and a Bright Tank for us at Magic Hat. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the equipment and enjoy brewing on it immensely. We use the equipment for pilot and small batch products and it replicates our larger Brewhouse for easy scale up. Working with BBS was a great pleasure as they understood our needs and worked within our timeline. We would easily chose them again for brewing equipment.
Bridgetown Brew Systems built our Brewhouse and we couldn't be happier with it. We came to BBS after another manufacturer backed out on our project. With our tight timeline and custom specs, BBS came through in a big way. The brewhouse was built extremely well and performs beautifully. In all our communications, Loren and the crew were professional and prompt. Without reservation, we would buy from Bridgetown again.
I haven't received the item yet but the supplier was excellent. Bridgetown was very communicative and accessible, unlike other suppliers who act as if they don't have time to talk.
Lauren has been great to deal with. Quick communication, and great customer service.